Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Vladimir Tarasenko
Sammy Blais - Ryan O’Reilly - David Perron
Pat Maroon - Tyler Bozak - Rob Thomas
Ivan Barbashev - Oskar Sundqvist - Alex Steen
Joel Edmundson - Alex Pietrangelo
Jay Bouwmeester - Colton Parayko
Vince Dunn - Robert Bortuzzo
With six and a half minutes left in the first, Erik Karlsson opens up the scoring for either side. The Blues failed to clear the puck out. Also didn’t help any that Maroon fell and couldn’t recover before Karlsson got his shot off and put the puck in the back of the net. 1-0 Sharks.
With around three minutes left in the period, the Sharks tack on their second goal. Marc-Edouard Vlasic fired a shot that hit Jordan Binnington. Old man Joe Thornton was there to clean the play up and backhand the puck into the net. 2-0 Sharks after one.
Second Period -
Less than two minutes into the period the “fourth line” teams up to give the Blues their first goal of the night. On the play Karlsson does nothing to try and stop Ivan Barbashev headed up ice. Well he caught up with him, that’s about it. Barbashev was able to feed the pass to Alexander Steen, who beat Sharks starter Martin Jones to make it 2-1 Sharks.
Moments later, old man Thornton gets his second of the night. Kevin Labanc found Thorton from behind the net and Thornton doesn’t miss from that close in front. The Sharks get their three goal lead right back. It’s now 3-1 Sharks.
At around the 16 minute mark Vladimir Tarasenko made a great individual play to pull the Blues to within one at 3-2. Tarasenko took the puck and took off. He gained the zone fired it on net and scored.
David Perron, a guy that in recent years all but disappeared in the playoffs. Not tonight at least as he scored his first goal on a wrister that goes top shelf. Perron with the great effort to get the puck out of the corner and out to the d-men who passed it right back to Perron. Perron hesitated for a second and then fired his shot to beat Jones to tie the game at three.
The Blues and Perron weren’t done there. Perron scored his second goal of the night on the power play. That’s right folks, the Blues scored on the power play. This is not a drill. Pat Maroon found a very open David Perron who just blasted the hell out of the puck again beating Jones and giving the Blues a 4-3 lead.
Third period lockdown mode for the Blues. That is until a minute left to go in regulation as the Sharks tied it at 4. Who else but Logan Couture would net the rebound right in front. Seriously can this guy stop scoring?
No words. Karlsson scored after a play that should have been blown dead wasn’t. Sharks win another game with the help of shitty officiating. Water is wet. Sky is Blue.
From The Twitters:
Hey Siri, show me a bullshit answer.
Pool reporter: Did any of the officials see it?— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) May 16, 2019
Whitmore: “It’s a non-reviewable play. You can read between the lines. You can figure out what you want. You watched the video. But it’s just non-reviewable. I know that sounds like a cop-out answer, but that’s the truth.”
From the holy fucking shit how much more of a joke can this get to be department?
Salt in the wound? Timo Meier is officially credited with an assist. So, the league ‘officially’ records an assist for a hand pass that ‘officially’ didn’t happen. #NHLOfficials #MissedABigOne #Sharks #Blues #STLvsSJS— Bryan Polcyn (@bryanpolcyn) May 16, 2019
Chief comments from tonight
I applaud the players for taking the high road on this. Cause the fans sure didn’t. Myself included.
Player of the Game:
We got fucked.— Mr. Blues Hat (@MrBluesHat) May 16, 2019